Sep 15, 1949 - March 16, 2013 DEL CITY Carolyn "Sue" Holmes went home to be with her Savior on March 16, 2013. Sue was born on September 15, 1949, in Oklahoma City, OK to Roy T. and Rose (Busby) Estes. She graduated from Crooked Oak High School, received an A.A.S. degree from Rose State College, and attended the University of Central Oklahoma. Most of her working career (approx. 33 years) was in higher education (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Rose State College). She was an active member of New Life Assembly of God Church. Over the years, Sue loved teaching Sunday School classes, singing and playing the organ/piano in church services. She and Bob loved children and taught children's church in previous years. Sue was an avid reader, but one of her greatest pleasures was cooking — especially baking desserts! Also, she and Betty truly enjoyed their special outings together and were known in the family and among friends for their fun and frequent coupon-shopping/ lunch trips together! Sue was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, and always tried to "be there" for those she loved. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Estes and Rose Jones; sister, Tommie Ryan; niece, Cheri Guillory; and nephew, Ronald Starling. Sue is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Bobby A. Holmes; son, Robert Holmes and wife Tena, of Del City; sister, Helen Guillory, of Houston, TX; brother, Sam Estes and wife Shannon, of Shelby, AL; sister/mother, Betty Springer and husband/ brother, Clayton Springer, of Del City; one granddaughter, Kylee Stetson and husband Thomas; one grandson, Christopher Holmes; and one special great-granddaughter, Jayden Stetson; mother-in-law, Dorothy Holmes; several nieces and nephews, and numerous special friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Toma, Vickie and staff, as well as Frontier Hospice for their excellent care. Sue's family will receive friends at Ford Funeral Service on Tuesday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services for Sue will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at New Life Assembly of God Church. Interment will follow at Brown Cemetery in Tecumseh.
Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 19, 2013